Samsung Behold Review8
With its candy bar design and multimedia features, the device is still a phone at its core. In this aspect, the Behold did a pretty good job. The voices from the earpiece were quite audible with very little noise. People on the other side said that they were able to hear our voices quite well, without any problem. On the other hand, using the speaker phone can be a task – we had trouble trying to listen to conversations through it. Placing the setting to its maximum volume still proved not adequate enough to make conversations. We just had a hard time hearing anything through the speaker phone. We would have like to see Samsung use a separate speaker for this.
According to the manufacturer the battery should provide 5 hours of talk-time and about 300 hours of standby. Samsung packed a 1000 mAh battery with the Behold and we managed fall a little bit short at 4 hours and 30 minutes. When performing memory intensive applications like web browsing, we were able to use the phone an entire day without having to recharge. Thanks to the light sensor on the device, battery drain from the screen is reduced to a minimum.
Finally, we were quite pleased with the overall experience of the phone software. Boot up time for the device from a cold start took less than thirty seconds. Just like we saw on the Eternity, it was slightly faster with all the fancy animations and transition effects used by the phone. Consumers will be content with the device without having too many frustrations waiting for something to load up.
Yes, it’s a fact that T-Mobile is now on the TouchWiz bandwagon with a head turning device! People will look and see from afar how beautiful the home screen is with all the widgets you can choose. Not only does the Behold have the looks to make it a popular phone, but the addition of a 5-megapixel camera adds to its long list of packed features. T-Mobile can’t complain about not being the first carrier to supply a TouchWiz phone, but they sure can rejoice knowing they have a solid device that can appeal to anyone looking for something new and different.